on Sep 15, 2021  in Uncategorized  | No Comments

Soapstone Countertops vs. Marble Countertops

Kitchen countertops are a highly visible and functional element in the kitchen, so homeowners want to find the most durable and attractive countertops for their home. Marble and soapstone are two of the most popular choices, but which one is right for you?

Read on to learn more about the differences between marble and soapstone countertops, and contact Dorado Soapstone to speak with an expert about upgrading your home!

Soapstone is Heat Resistant

Unlike marble countertops, soapstone countertops are heat resistant and can withstand the high-temperatures of baking sheets, pans, and other cooking materials. In addition, soapstone absorbs the temperature out of whatever is placed on its surface, so placing frozen items on their surface can help speed up the thawing process. These functional features of soapstone countertops make them very alluring to homeowners who like to spend a lot of their time cooking.

Soapstone Is Stain Resistant

If you install marble countertops, spills can have devastating consequences if they aren’t wiped up quickly. This goes doubly for anything acidic like wine or vinegar. Failure to address these spills immediately can leave unsightly stains on the marble that can last the lifetime of your countertops — yikes! Soapstone on the other hand is non-porous and more protected from the risk of long-term stains.

Soapstone Is Easier To Maintain

Marble countertops require a special sealer to lower the risk of stains, while soapstone countertops do not. This sealer doesn’t fully eliminate the risk of stains and it needs to be reapplied every few years, or more frequently if your countertops see a lot of action. This makes soapstone countertops an easier and less involved choice for homeowners, while also making marble countertops more expensive over time. Reach out to Dorado Soapstone today to find out about our exclusive offers on the best soapstone countertops in the USA!

Aging of Marble and Soapstone Countertops

Both marble and soapstone countertops darken as they age, achieving a beautiful, antique look as the years go by. However, soapstone countertops do this naturally, while marble countertops require homeowners to purchase and apply a special mineral oil to their surface every month to get the same effect.

At Dorado Soapstone, we can help you invest in the right upgrades for your kitchen remodel. Our high-quality soapstone countertops will make your kitchen stand out, and we provide all of them at affordable prices. Our team of experts can guide you through the entire process and help you pick a color that works perfectly with the aesthetic of your home. Give us a call today to get started!

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